Ceramic Projects for Beginners

Hey there, are you fascinated by the ceramic-making process? Have you ever watched someone work on a potter’s wheel, and found yourself captivated by the smooth vessel and objects pulled up from a mound of clay? It strikes me as both fun and rewarding to turn a piece of clay into art. Are you curious about what…

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Do I Really Need To Glaze My Pottery?

I was asked recently – what do you do after molding your ceramics? You glaze them! Glazing adds a safe, sealed coating to your bisque-fired wares– thereby making your creations waterproof and food safe. It also brings life to your work and it also brings your work to life with any color you wish to…

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Can Pottery Go in the Freezer?

Welcome back! Today’s topic will be about pottery and the freezer. I have been getting a few questions regarding pottery going into the freezer. A lot of people have been asking can you put pottery in the freezer or can you freeze pottery pieces. A lot of ceramic are freezer-safe, that is you can put…

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Does Pottery Glaze Go Bad?

Hey there! I am sure you have been in a situation whereby you had to dispose of your glaze due to it going bad. If you have not encountered anything of such, Congrats! This article will guide you on how to prevent such situations. As earlier said, glazes may not always come out the way…

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Can Pottery Be Reglazed?

WHAT IS REGLAZING? I understand that your first glazed pottery might have some problems. But I want to tell you not to worry. Help is here. There is nothing wrong with making mistakes while glazing your piece.  I can remember the weeks it took me to perfect my glazing skills. You might need to try…

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Glass Kiln VS Pottery Kiln

What is a Kiln? According to Wikipedia – a kiln is a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes. Kilns have been in use for hundreds of years to turn objects made from clay into pottery, tiles, and bricks. Kilns…

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Do You Need to Glaze Pottery?

INTRODUCTION I was asked recently – what do you do after molding your ceramics? You glaze them! Glazing adds a safe, sealed coating to your bisque-fired wares– thereby making your creations waterproof and food safe. It also brings life to your work and it also brings your work to life with any color you wish…

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Why Does Pottery Explode in the Kiln?

Introduction As a beginner, I am sure you have had quite a bitter-sweet experience when it comes to pottery. I am certain you have your terrible experiences and the most adorable experiences. The centering process the molding process, the glazing process or even the firing process will have been a challenge to you in one…

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Is Pottery Clay Toxic?

INTRODUCTION I personally enjoy working with clay every day and I would hate to see anybody be scared to work with clay. Over my years of pottery, I found clay to be a wonderful material. Children universally for thousands of years have safely enjoyed making artifacts with the clay in their villages. Hence, if clay…

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Pottery Glazing Mistakes. Learn How Not to Make Them.

What do you do after molding your ceramics? You glaze them! Glazing adds a safe, sealed coating to your bisque-fired wares– thereby making your creations waterproof and food safe. It also brings life to your work and it also brings your work to life with any color you wish to create. Glazing is that finishing…

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